Priyanka Chopra's 'Baywatch' role was originally written for a male actor?

Desi girl Priyanka Chopra who has a become a huge global icon just came back to India after wrapping up her thriller television series 'Quantico' season 2. 

Updated: Apr 27, 2017, 18:00 PM IST
Priyanka Chopra's 'Baywatch' role was originally written for a male actor?
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New Delhi: Desi girl Priyanka Chopra who has a become a huge global icon just came back to India after wrapping up her thriller television series 'Quantico' season 2. 

The actress while addressing the media about her upcoming Hollywood debut 'Baywatch' talked about how she doesn't like to sensationalise stories into sexuality.

IANS quoted the actress as saying: "I haven't done anything more than what is shown here in Hindi films. I am an actor and I don't like sensationalising stories into sexuality... so, it just becomes a big deal."

"I have my limitation and people over there know that. In Hollywood, I have only done what I have done in Hindi films. I keep my standard same for everything," she added.

What's the general scenario in Hollywood and Bollywood for female actors?

She said: "I feel the world is male-dominated, whether it's in India or abroad. Outside India, there is also same fight of equality for women as much as it is here in India."

"Entire world... over the years has told women that they are second class citizens all their lives. Even in films, male actors are given reverence but with female actors, we have reached a stage where female actors have crossed Rs 100 crore-mark at the box office. It was achieved by Kangana Ranaut and it is the biggest achievement."

She highlighted that earlier, women-centric films never got good openings. 

"But my film 'Fashion' and 'Mary Kom' did extremely well at the box office. Today, female actors are having their best time in the film industry. In the coming years, there are chances that female-centric films touch Rs 200 crore mark but for that, the audience's mindset has to change. 

"People should come and watch good films and shouldn't think whether it's a male or female-centric film," said the "Jai Gangaajal" actress.

Priyanka also revealed that her "Baywatch" character was originally written for a man, a really big Hollywood star, but she cannot reveal anything more about it.

"Slowly actors like Dev Patel, who are south Asian from Britain, are changing trends by bagging good roles in Hollywood. Ten years back there was a phase when a lot of Latin artistes came together -- Salma Hayek, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin and more."

"They all came in a group. So why can't we? It's great to have such representations. Hence, I am trying not to do stereotypical roles but trying my best to represent my origin and my culture. So, it's a fight. We have to stand up as people and try if we want to be in the entertainment business," added the former Miss World.

(With IANS inputs)